This summer sees the arrival of The Great Hack, a documentary exploring the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal and how it lifts the mask on the dark arts of personal data processing.

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Cyber-crime and security breaches cost Britain’s mid-market businesses at least £30 billion in the last year alone, a leading audit and accountancy firm says.

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The number of informants lifting the lid on data protection-related scandals has skyrocketed over the last 12 months, RPC has concluded.

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved a record $5 billion settlement with Facebook following an investigation into allegations of data privacy violations. 

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Regulator fines and a sharp rise in the number of data breach notifications sent to the ICO suggest the GDPR effect is kicking in.

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The NHS has blocked a total of 11.4 million malicious emails over the last three years according to a Freedom of Information request sent by Centrify.

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The first instalment in the PrivSec Podcast Series brings Nick James, CEO and Founder of Data Protection World Forum into conversation with Steve Wright, GDPR Advisor to the Bank of England. 

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The second instalment in the PrivSec Podcast Series brings Nick James, CEO and Founder of Data Protection World Forum into conversation with Joe Dignan, Founder of Kintechi Ltd to discuss data security in the era of the smart city.

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The third instalment in the PrivSec Podcast Series sees Nick James, CEO and Founder of Data Protection World Forum discuss risk management with Rowenna Fielding, Data Privacy Lead at Protecture. 

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A review of cyber-security procedures has concluded that King’s College London violated EU data laws when it shared personal and private data of politically active students with police authorities.

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